Locals Circle | Prati in Rome | Travelspective

Rome’s centrally located local’s haven.

Rome is a city that has been attracting tourists for literally thousands of years. It’s where the renaissance of man took place, and its history is proudly displayed on just about every street corner. According to Giacomo Guzzardi, General Manager of Le Méridien Visconti, sightseeing in Rome is easy, but visitors looking to really get a feel for what it’s like to live in the Eternal City should turn their attentions to Prati. The pacing here is a slow burn. During the workweek, it serves as Rome’s corporate hub for business oriented professionals, but on the weekends wine bars, live music venues, and classic Roman restaurants give the neighborhood a much more come hither vibe. Its development is one that has been growing steadily over the last century, and it’s close proximity to notable sights such as Vatican City and Castel Sant’Angelo sets visitors up to never miss a beat when the time comes to play tourist.

Prati is home to local haunts, Obladi Oblada, and boasts one of the finest bakeries in Rome, Colappichioni. It gives lovers of fashion a place to call home on Cola di Rienzo and sightseers more than enough eye candy with one of the most beautiful squares in the city, Piazza Cavour, right on its doorstep. There are so many hidden gems here that even digging out subway lines may uncover ancient artifacts, so when it comes to living the history of Rome, there is no better place to do so than Prati – the modern social center unencumbered by tourist laden lines and selfie sticks.